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[[caption-width-right:300: Counterclockwise from the upper-left: Nagamimi, Momosuke, Mataichi, Ogin.]]

''Requiem From The Darkness'' (''Anime/KyogokuNatsuhikoKosetsuHyakuMonogatari'', ''Hundred Stories'') is a series of novels; these novels were adapted into an anime and a Live Action show. The anime especially is known for it's rather bizarre plot-lines and story elements; said story follows [[{{Narrator}} Momosuke]] as he travels around FeudalJapan in a search for one hundred ghost stories. But while doing this, he runs across a RagtagBunchOfMisfits. They fight evil; well, kind of, anyway. Think DarkerAndEdgier ScoobyDoo. The series is also known for making lazy animation an artform, seriously they turn it into an [[DisabilitySuperpower advantage.]] Also has a page under ''Anime/KyogokuNatsuhikoKosetsuHyakuMonogatari''.

!!Examples Include

%%* AbsurdlySharpBlade
* AbnormalAmmo: A slightly less fantastic case than the norm, the Nodeppou gun can fire any normal rock like a musket ball.
%%* {{Adorkable}}: Momosuke, especially early on.
%%* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Now and then.
* AxCrazy: Most of the sinners that the group encounters will either be this already or will devolve into this once their sins are revealed.
* {{The BeastMaster}}: Nagamimi can control animals.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Although they win in the end, Mataichi, Nagamimi, and Ogin all die, leaving poor Momosuke alone, just as Ogin finally says his name instead of referring to him as "author." However, it does leave open the possibility that they may still be alive after Momosuke publishes his book.]]
%%* BigBad: Kyogoku Tei
* BlackAndGreyMorality: While some of the work they do is explicitly good, Nagamimi, Mataichi, and Ogin have been known to enter this realm when it comes to punish sinners.
%%* TheBlank: see NoMouth.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Happens during a few death scenes.
%%* BodyHorror: My word yes.
* BrokenBird: Ogin has shades of it, mostly thanks to her horrible backstory.
%%* CatapultNightmare: more than once.
%%* TheChessmaster: Kyogoku Tei
%%* ConspicuousCG
%%* DarkIsNotEvil: Mataichi, Ogin and Nagamimi.
%%* DarkWorld
* DerangedAnimation: Just look at several of the "people" in the crowd scenes, and then watch some of the action scenes and you'll know why this trope is almost omnipresent here.
%%* TheDragon: Tatsuha
%%* EyeScream: A particularly squirmy example in "Floating Head."
%%* GainaxEnding
%%* GigglingVillain: Tatsuta.
* {{Gorn}}: There's even an episode concerning a series of pornographic scrolls detailing the various stages of corpse decay.
* {{Gonk}}: ''100 Stories'' features an ''extremely'' bizarre art style, particularly notable in its depiction of villagers and other incidental characters.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Men, women, children... the AbsurdlySharpBlade makes no distiction
* HelloNurse: Ogin. Which is a bit creepy, considering she's dead. ''This does not deter Momosuke.''
* HumansAreBastards:
** The entire point of the show, though "bastards" might be too kind a term.
** The final episode has shades of it at the beginning, but overall the show has a bit of an optimistic approach to this trope.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Despite his efforts to join Mataichi and the gang, Momosuke is repeatedly told to turn back before it's too late.
%%* ILoveTheDead: "Katabira Crossroads".
** The subplot between Momosuke and Ogin, since Ogin is pretty blatantly stated to be a ghost.
* [[ImAHumanitarian I'm A Humanitarian]]: "Salty Choji." [[spoiler: TheReveal is that the house-owner is actually the real owner's twin brother, who was forced to eat his brother's corpse when they fell down a ravine together and who has been obsessed with the taste of human flesh ever since.]]
* InfantImmortality: Sickeningly averted in several episodes, including the first two.
%%* JadeColouredGlasses: Momosuke dones these near the end of the series.
%%* KabukiSounds
%%* KnightTemplar: The Three Protagonists.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Mataichi & Co.'s mission. Mataichi is even called a "karmic enforcer" at one point!
* MarshmallowHell: Ogin does this to Momosuke in the first episode.
* MeaningfulName: Nagamimi ("Long Ears").
* MindScrew: Sometimes it's very difficult to understand just what the heck is going on here, thanks to long bouts of {{Exposition}} on things that may have been mentioned once in the episode in question.
* MorphicResonance: No matter what form he takes, Nagamimi can't change his unusual ears.
%%* MrExposition: Mataichi is just about this trope personified.
%%* MsFanservice: Ms. Ogin, of course.
* NeverMyFault: A few sinners desperately try to use scapegoats to absolve themselves. Mataichi and Co. are never impressed.
* NoMouth: Most of the minor characters. The pic on that page is from this series.
%%* TheNoseless: see NoMouth.
* OffModel: Used to [[TropesAreNotBad great effect]]. Some characters' proportions are drawn radically different from scene to scene, or even ''within'' a scene. This technique usually highlights the characters' mental instability.
%%* OmnicidalManiac: Kyogoku Tei
* OnlySixFaces: There are a limited number of models for background characters and other "extras", all of them quite surreal.
%%* ParentalIncest: "Floating Head."
* PerversePuppet: Ogin's puppet, which is very pretty...until it looks at you.
%%* PowersThatBe: Kyougokutei and the White and Black Hags.
* {{Pyromaniac}}: Shiragiku [[spoiler:(actually Tatsuta impersonating her)]]
%%* SchizoTech:
%%** Momosuke's goggles.
%%** And the Nodeppou gun.
%%** And the Flame Lance
* ScoobyDooHoax: A fair few of the sinners operate under this idea.
%%* ShapeShifter: Nagamimi.
%%* SickSadWorld: And how.
%%* {{Transvestite}}: "The Willow Woman."
%%* TearsOfBlood
* TheTrickster: The entire crew, but especially Mataichi.
* TooDumbToLive: Momosuke is Too Well-Meaning To Live. Luckily Mataichi's team is there to save his ass.
* VaporWear: Ogin doesn't wear much, if anything, under her kimono.
* VerbalTic: Quite a few. Mataichi's speech is highly archaic, and Nagamimi...well, Nagamimi is Creator/NorioWakamoto.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: A mystical WMD ''powered by human atrocity'', no less. Becomes the focus of the final two episodes.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Momosuke can't go five steps without running into some demon or serial killer. Then again, it is mostly his fault for actively seeking these things for his book.
* WhenTreesAttack: Two for one special; a possessed tree decapitates a woman holding a baby. The women drops the baby. Then she falls on and ''crushes'' the baby. [[spoiler: Only it turns out there's no ghost involved at all and she was actually murdered by her insane husband.]]
%%* WideEyedIdealist: Momosuke, initially at least.
* WritersSuck: Poor Momosuke is ''everyone's'' ButtMonkey.